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Yamanashi Prefecture
Japanese: 山梨県
Yamanashi-ken
Map of Japan with Yamanashi highlighted
Capital Kōfu
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Shōmei Yokouchi
Area (rank) 4,465.38 km² (32nd)
 - % water 1.3%
Population  (February 1, 2011)
 - Population 861,431 (41st)
 - Density 192.91 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 27
ISO 3166-2 JP-19
Website pref.yamanashi.jp
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Fujizakura (Sakura)
 - Tree Kaede (Japanese Maple)
 - Bird Uguisu (Bush Warbler)
 - Fish
Symbol of Yamanashi Prefecture
Symbol of Yamanashi Prefecture
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Yamanashi Prefecture (山梨県 Yamanashi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū. The capital is the city of Kōfu.

History

During the Heian period, Kai Province was created in this area and it was re-named Yamanashi in the Meiji period.

Timeline

  • 1869 – Kai Province was renamed Kōfu Prefecture
  • 1871 – Kōfu was renamed Yamanashi Prefecture.

Geography

The borders of Yamanashi Prefecture are formed by Tokyo Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Nagano Prefecture.

The prefecture is landlocked with mountains surrounding the central Kōfu Basin.

Mount Fuji is on the southern border with Shizuoka.

Cities

  • Chūō
  • Fuefuki
  • Fujiyoshida
  • Hokuto
  • Kai
  • Kōfu (capital)
  • Kōshū
  • Minami-Alps
  • Nirasaki
  • Ōtsuki
  • Tsuru
  • Uenohara
  • Yamanashi

Towns and Villages

Towns and villages in each district:

  • Kitatsuru District
Kosuge
Tabayama
  • Minamikoma District
Hayakawa
Fujikawa
Minobu
Nambu
  • Minamitsuru District
Dōshi
Fujikawaguchiko
Narusawa
Nishikatsura
Oshino
Yamanakako
  • Nakakoma District
Shōwa
  • Nishiyatsushiro District
Ichikawamisato

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 27% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Asama jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

Takeda jinja is related to "Takeda Shingen".

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